Nature Reviews Nephrology is a peer-reviewed journal for nephrologists and affiliated health-care professionals. The journal delivers timely interpretations of key scientific developments in nephrology and related areas of study. Nature Reviews Nephrology is published monthly in print and online and includes news pieces written in-house, commissioned commentaries and opinion pieces and comprehensive reviews. Articles are subject to rigorous peer-review and/or review by in-house editors. Topics covered include all areas concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the kidney in adults and children, including hypertension, infection, inflammation, dialysis, chronic uremia, renal failure, transplantation, applied physiology, epidemiology, pathology, immunology and genetics.